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Thailand begins vaccination against COVID-19

28.02.2021 128 просмотров

In Thailand, on February 28, vaccination against COVID-19 began. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Anutin Charnvirakul received the first vaccine from the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha chaired the event at the Institute of Infectious Diseases. Officials including the Deputy Minister of Health, the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister of Culture and the Deputy Minister of Education have also been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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After no adverse reactions were recorded in the vaccinated 30 minutes after the injection, the prime minister told reporters it was a historic day , which will help the country regain confidence in the fight against the pandemic.

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After the vaccination, Anutin Charnvirakul said he feels very well and also expressed his gratitude to China for the great help that demonstrates special friendship between the two countries.

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“We have received a lot of support from the Chinese government. We have ordered 2 million doses of Chinese Sinovac vaccine. I hope that the Chinese government, adhering to the spirit of family-like Sino-Thai friendship, can provide assistance and support to Thailand in the fight against the epidemic, increase the scale of vaccine production, and send Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand as soon as possible. In order to ensure continuous vaccination, we will continue to purchase new coronavirus vaccines from China until the virus is completely eliminated from the world,” the vice premier said.

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On the same day, 159 people in Samut Sakhon Province, which from the middle December is the epicenter of a new wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Thailand, should also receive the first dose of the vaccine. Among them are local officials, as well as representatives of risk groups such as health workers and migrant workers.

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On February 24, Thailand received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech. 200 thousand doses were distributed in 13 provinces, including Bangkok. Another 1.8 million doses of the vaccine are planned for March and April.

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